VMA awards red carpet

The cast of Jersey Shore were the real stars of the night at MTV's Video Music Awards. They were everywhere! First, a new episode of the show aired before the awards show ... a violent episode featuring The Situation slamming his own head into a wall!

Interestingly, he didn't show up for the VMAs.

The cast was also interviewed on the black carpet, and a video of them talking about their favorite nominees aired during the pre-show. In it, the cast learned a lot -- including that Adele is a woman and that the word "bass" does not mean the fish. Yay!